One person can change the future of eight billion

Global population challenges are real. Make a video to share your solution.

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Why Participate in the Contest?

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Work Towards a More Sustainable Future

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Win Prizes up to $1,200

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Show Off Your Filmmaking Skills

By taking part in the World of 8 Billion student video contest, you can share your ideas on how to tackle global problems related to population.

Think critically about these global challenges and share what you think we should do to fix them.

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This Year’s Contest Topics

Human population issues remain central to the contest, but the specific global challenges we address change each year.
Find resources and research about this year’s topics below.

See past winning videos!

The Meat of the Future Place 1st Place

Agriculture & Food

Abigail McDaniel »

Great Valley High School Malvern, PA

Overfishing: a fishy business and how to combat it Place 1st Place

Ocean Health

Fatma Raghani »

Lycée Français Théodore Monod Nouakchott, Mauritania

Greener Cities are Stronger Cities Place 1st Place

Urbanization

Nagasujan Ganesh Kumar »

Enloe High School Raleigh, NC

Urban Sprawl: A Challenge Place 1st Place

Urbanization

Arnav Bali »

Central Middle School Edgewater, MD

Keep the Corals Colorful Place 1st Place

Ocean Health

Alicia Ortiz »

Plaza Middle School Virginia Beach, VA

Aquaponics: A Self-Sustainable Solution to the Rising Demand for Food and Water Place 1st Place

Agriculture & Food

Benjamin Kurian »

Olentangy Liberty Middle School Powell, OH

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2022-2023 Contest Entries are Open!

You’ve chosen a topic, researched your issue, developed a solution, and created your video. All that’s left is to submit your entry!

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Teacher Resources

Use the free lesson plans in your classroom, explore the ‘Quick Trip to 8 Billion’ wall chart, or assign the video contest to your class.